Posted in Episodes on March 12, 2013
In this episode Dan and Rob each make their top ten lists of the best cover songs of all time. Dan, being a little obsessive, breaks things down into four categories: 1) Traditional folk songs sung by modern artists, 2) Cover songs that have essentially replaced the original, 3) Cover songs that are basically a great new performance of the original, and 4) Cover songs that recontextualize the original. It’s this fourth group that we focus on in this episode–taking an old song and making it into something new and different. Our lists only cross over three times. Dan hates Rob’s number one. Rob keeps calling some of Dan’s songs “performance art”, even though ALL music is technically performance art, so what sense does that make?